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Chuzzle

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Chuzzle
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Raptisoft Games
PopCap Games
Various
Puzzle
CD, Online Download, PDASmartphone
Keyboard, Mouse
Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Game Boy Advance, Mobile phone and iOS
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.png
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRB
Technical Information
PopCap Games Framework
1.01 (February 18, 2008)
Main Credits
John Raptis and Elayna Smith
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Chuzzle is a computer puzzle game created by Raptisoft Games, and published by PopCap Games. It is named after the multi-colored fuzzballs around which the game revolves. The gameplay is similar to that of Bejeweled.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The player is presented with a 6x6 board of Chuzzles. The goal is to move the Chuzzles so that in each turn a cluster of three or more Chuzzles of the same color is made, which removes those Chuzzles and allows new Chuzzles to drop onto the board. Moves are made by dragging rows and columns. The rows and columns "wrap" when dragged off the grid; Chuzzles on the left will reappear on the right, top will appear on the bottom, and vice versa. This "wrapping" of the grid can be a source of difficulty because some moves may require the player to drag edge Chuzzles to the middle. Eliminated Chuzzles' eyes fly into a flask to the left of the board. When the flask fills to its neck, the level ends and bonus points are awarded, 1000X the level number in Casual difficulty, and 2000X the level number in Expert difficulty.

The overall gravity of the grid is downward; new Chuzzles will appear from the top.

Various trophies are awarded to the player for certain accomplishments in the game. Examples include "Chuzzbomber", awarded for exploding 1,000 Super Chuzzles, and "Speed Master", awarded for clearing 2 levels in Speed Chuzzle without getting a lock.

Reception[edit | edit source]

In a brief review, PC Magazine remarked that Chuzzle is "reason enough to make casual gamers cheer", giving the game a score of 4 out of 5.[1] IGN reviewed the mobile version of the title (Chuzzle Mobile), concluding their review with a score of 7.9 out of 10. IGN felt that the title was very similar to existing "match three" offerings, although the "Mind Bender" mode does provide some measure of uniqueness.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chuzzle - Review by PC Magazine. PC Magazine (2006-02-01).
  2. IGN: Chuzzle Mobile Review. IGN.com (2007-05-29).

External links[edit | edit source]